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Vrancic: It was an amazing atmosphere

16 August 2017

Mario Vrancic was pleased that City bounced back from Sunday’s defeat to deliver a professional win in front of a packed-out Carrow Road.

Nelson Oliveira’s neat finish – from Vrancic’s pass – and Harrison Reed’s rocket from 25 yards sealed City’s first Championship win of the season.

“It’s a very good feeling – we are very content with the win after the loss to Sunderland,” said Vrancic. “We learned from our mistakes, we showed a reaction and we deserved to win. There was a little bit of pressure today, but I thought we played very well tonight. The performance was good and it feels very good to win.

“QPR came here with a lot of confidence and it was not easy against them. They were very tough, very aggressive. But we controlled the game and we played our game on the pitch.”

Vrancic showed his impressive vision when he picked out a delicate pass to the onrushing Oliveira to open the scoring after a lovely team move. “It wasn’t bad! I heard Nelson screaming my name and I played the ball, and I’m glad it wasn’t offside and it was a great finish from Nelson. It’s a part of my job to assist, and today was a day when I assisted.”

Norwich will make it three games in six days when they travel to Aston Villa on Saturday, and Vrancic says he is adapting to the intensity of the Championship following his summer move from the Bundesliga’s SV Darmstadt 98. “It’s very hard work,” he said. “Saturday is the next game and there’s not too much time to celebrate a victory. It’s very tough but that’s why we had a long pre-season – to be prepared for these things and for sure I have to get used to it and on Saturday I will be ready and prepared. We will all recover to be in shape on Saturday.”

Vrancic also had a word for the Carrow Road faithful: “The supporters were behind us, and it was great they could celebrate the win after the game. It was an amazing atmosphere.”

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